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Palestinians Seek Statehood Application to UN

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday asked the United Nations to recognize a state of Palestine, despite U.S. and Israeli opposition against the bid. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly after receiving a standing ovation, the president of the Palestinian Authority called Israel “the occupying power” and said its control of Palestinian enclaves is a policy […]

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Palestinians Submit Statehood Application to UN

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 12:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday petitioned the United Nations to recognize a state of Palestine, despite U.S. and Israeli warnings against the bid. Mr. Abbas submitted paperwork before addressing the U.N. General Assembly where he is expected to provide details of the Palestinian effort. Trying to forestall the bid, the Obama administration has been […]

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Clashes Erupt Ahead of Palestinian Statehood Bid

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 11:21 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes have erupted in the West Bank ahead of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ formal request for United Nations statehood recognition. Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man near Nablus in the West Bank on Friday after a confrontation erupted between Palestinians and Jewish settlers. Meanwhile, Palestinian protesters hurled rocks at Israeli forces in East […]

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Israel Heightens Security Ahead of Palestinian Statehood Appeal

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 9:11 am (UTC-5)
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Israel heightened security on Friday as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas prepared to formally ask the United Nations for statehood recognition. Israeli police say they have deployed 22,000 security officers, in areas that include Jerusalem and the West Bank, to respond to possible unrest from planned Palestinian rallies. Mr. Abbas plans to appeal for the recognition […]

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Palestinians Prepare to Submit Statehood Bid

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 6:11 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to formally ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state as a full member of the world body, despite opposition from the United States and Israel. Mr. Abbas has rebuffed all appeals to drop the statehood bid, saying he would submit the application to U.N. Secretary General Ban […]

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Abbas to Seek UN Recognition for Palestine as Israel Boosts Security

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is prepared to formally ask the United Nations Security Council to recognize Palestine as a full member of the world body on Friday, as Israel beefed up security ahead of the controversial move. Mr. Abbas has rebuffed all appeals to drop the statehood bid, saying he would submit the […]

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Palestinian Official: Abbas Stays Course on UN Membership Bid

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas will formally ask the U.N. Security Council to recognize Palestine as a full member of the world body on Friday, despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s threat to veto the move. The Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa quotes Abbas aide Yasser Abed Rabbo as saying Thursday the Palestinian […]

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Palestinian Official: Abbas Stays Course on UN Membership Bid

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas will formally ask the U.N. Security Council to recognize Palestine as a full member of the world body on Friday, despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s threat to veto the move. The Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa quotes Abbas aide Yasser Abed Rabbo as saying Thursday the Palestinian […]

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Palestinians Undeterred in UN Statehood Push

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian officials say they will continue their pursuit of full U.N. membership despite diplomatic efforts to persuade them to drop the bid in favor of renewed peace talks with Israel. U.S. President Barack Obama has told his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, that United Nations action will not achieve a Palestinian state. White House officials say […]

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Obama Warns Abbas on UN Statehood Bid; Palestinians Undeterred

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has told his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, that United Nations action will not achieve a Palestinian state. But the Palestinians say they will push on with a request for U.N. recognition that could bring the issue to a head on Friday. White House officials say Mr. Obama warned the Palestinian president […]

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